Co-host of the MSNBC program "Morning Joe," Mika Brzezinski is a journalist and best-selling author. In 2010, her memoir "All Things at Once" reached the New York Times bestseller list. Two subsequent books focused on women in the workplace and America's relationship with food.
Born in New York City, Brzezinski is the daughter of former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and Emilie Anna Benešová, a Swiss sculptor. After earning a degree in English from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, she began her career as a journalist. She was hired as an assistant on ABC's "World News This Morning" in 1990. Brzezinsk subsequently worked as a contributor to "60 Minutes" and as a correspondent and substitute anchor for several networks.
As co-anchor of "Morning Joe," Brzezinski gained Internet fame by refusing to read a news story about Paris Hilton's release from jail in 2007. She reportedly regarded the story as entertainment rather than hard news.